Nelson Teng

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  • DELIVERY OF A NORMAL INFANT FOLLOWING CISPLATIN, VINBLASTINE, AND BLEOMYCIN (PVB) CHEMOTHERAPY FOR MALIGNANT TERATOMA OF THE OVARY DURING PREGNANCY GYNECOLOGIC ONCOLOGY CHRISTMAN, J. E., Teng, N. N., LEBOVIC, G. S., Sikic, B. I. 1990; 37 (2): 292-295

    Abstract:

    Pregnancy complicated by an immature teratoma is rare, with a reported incidence of 0.07%. A case report of a grade 3 immature teratoma measuring 18 x 20 cm, with operative intraabdominal rupture (FIGO stage IC), is reported. The poor prognosis of malignant germ cell tumors treated by surgery alone seems to indicate a need for adjunctive chemotherapy. One course of multiagent chemotherapy consisting of cisplatin, vinblastine, and bleomycin (PVB) was initiated during the midtrimester. After an uncomplicated vaginal delivery at term of a normal infant, the planned regimen of chemotherapy was resumed. Subsequent "second-look" laparotomy was negative for malignant disease. The actual risk of PVB chemotherapy in pregnancy cannot be assessed by a single case report. The delivery of a normal infant is encouraging.

    View details for Web of Science ID A1990DE81300025

    View details for PubMedID 1693127

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